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Ben Shattuck and Jenny Slate Author Appearance
October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join authors Ben Shattuck and Jenny Slate in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm. Ben Shattuck will be reading an excerpt from a short story, and Jenny Slate a selection of short essays from her forthcoming book, Little Weirds (November, 2019). A conversation between the two writers to follow.
Ben Shattuck, a former Teaching-Writing Fellow of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the director of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency. He is the recipient of a PEN America Best Debut Short Story Award and 2019 Pushcart Prize. His writing can be found in the Harvard Review, The Common, the Paris Review Daily, Salon.com, Lit Hub, The New Republic, Kinfolk Magazine, CrazyHorse, and other publications.
Jenny Slate is an actress, comedian, and author. Her forthcoming book of essays, Little Weirds, will be published on November 5, 2019. Slate was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, has appeared on Parks and Recreation, Big Mouth, and was the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children’s book series. She has acted in many feature films, including Obvious Child, Venom, Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets.